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XAT Syllabus 2021

XAT Exam Syllabus for 2021 has been reduced to 4 sections. Earlier which was 5.

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness
Verbal Ability Syllabus
English Vocabulary based questions Reading Comprehension
Completion of paragraph Completion of sentences
Jumbled Paragraphs Grammar
Fill in the blanks Interpretations
Correction of errors in sentences, correct use of words Antonyms and Synonyms
Vocabulary-Based Analogy
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretations Syllabus
LCM Simple and Compound Interests
Number Systems Ratio and Proportions
HCF Venn Diagrams
Simplification Geometry
Average Mensuration
Percentage Logarithm
Profit and Loss Quadratic Equations
Set Theory Time, Speed and Distance
Probability Pipes and Cisterns
Trigonometry Surds and Indices

XAT Syllabus 2020 for general awareness included topics on current affairs in the world, economics, politics, entertainment, history, etc.

General Awareness Syllabus
Politics Books and Authors
Sports Awards and Honors
Technology Countries – Capital/Currency
Finance Discoveries and Inventions
Economics History
Business Geography
Company profiles, logos Business & Economy
Who’s who Budget
Constitution of India National and International current affairs
Logical Reasoning
Statements-Based Logical Reasoning Semi-Quantitative topics
Paragraph-Based Logical Reasoning Situational questions
Decision Making Analytical Reasoning
Cause and Effects Analogy Test
Blood Relationship Tests Inferences
Non-Verbal Reasoning Coding and Decoding
Field Field

Highlights of XAT Syllabus:

  • Essay writing has been removed from the exam.
  • Candidates should note that the syllabus for the exam is the outcome for the topics which have earlier appeared in the exam. Although the type of questions, their composition, format and number may change in the following exams.
  • There will not be any repetitions of questions.
  • The entrance exam is not predefined by XLRI nor the syllabus was outlined earlier.
  • The syllabus is based on the mentioned guidelines and current structure of the exam.

XAT Exam highlights:

  • It is consists of Multiple Choice Questions.
  • All the MCQ have five options with one correct option.
  • Exam duration is of 3 hours.
  • The exam has 4 sections.
  • There is no sectional time limit.
  • Each question carries 4 marks.
  • In total, there will be 100 questions holding 400 marks.
  • For incorrect answers, 1/4 mark will be reduced.
  • For percentage calculation GK section is not counted.
  • There is no negative marking for GK.
  • 1 marks for correct answer.

XAT Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern
Section No. of Questions Total Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 28 28
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning 26 26
Decision Making 21 21
General Awareness 25 25
Total 99 99

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
XAT 2021 exam will be conducted on January 3, 2021
Verbal and Logical Ability (VA and LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge (GK).
Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for the negative answer
The payment for the exam can only be done online
XAT 2021 Registration Fee (without Late Fee) is Rs. 1700 and including the late fee is Rs. 2000.
Yes. XLRI Jamshedpur accepts the XAT score.
XAT is conducted once a year.
One must have passed their bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with an aggregate of 50% of marks.
The last date for the XAT 2021 exam is extended to December 10, 2020.

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